This sector covers all our fund management or asset management jobs. Known also as 'the buyside', fund management is all about investing other people's money, and earning a fee for the privilege. In many cases, investors are pension funds or 'institutional investors'. They may also be private individuals, governments or corporations. The asset management jobs section includes all jobs in fund management firms - whether those fund managers are investing in equities, fixed income products, or commodities. It also includes jobs in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) - investment funds which are tradable on stock exchanges and which are less costly to investors than standard mutual funds. Jobs are also included for asset management trainees and graduates, with a path set to develop careers in asset management.
Traditionally, fund managers have pursued 'long only' strategies, in which they purchased a financial services product, held onto it and hoped it would rise in value. Many institutional investors continue to place the bulk of their money with long only fund managers pursuing this kind of strategy. However, it is also becoming more common for institutional investors to place their money with alternative investment funds which can profit when markets fall.
Very broadly speaking, careers in fund management fall into two categories: active fund managers and passive fund managers.
Active asset managers are those who have to use their skill to beat the market average and often take bigger risks with their investments for better rewards.
By comparison, passive management, or index tracking, involves selecting a portfolio of assets whose value will match that of a financial index - such as the UK's FTSE 100, Eurostoxx 50 in the eurozone, the Dow Jones Industrial Average in the US and the Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong. Simply creating returns that match the market is known as 'generating beta'.
Investment roles - these roles are all about investing the money managed by the asset management firm. People in investment jobs are usually either financial analysts - who scrutinise the best companies and products in which to invest - or portfolio managers, who have the final responsibility for investment decisions on a range of funds across their area of expertise, be it equities, fixed income or alternatives.
Distribution roles - distribution covers roles such as sales, marketing, product development and client servicing. It's all about selling a fund manager's services to clients. Most distribution jobs are focused on winning new business or maintaining existing relationships.
Asset managers also employ research analysts. This less than glamorous role involves working closely with the portfolio managers, visiting companies to assess their investment potential, and sifting through buy and sell information and company reports.
As in investment banking, there's also a whole range of middle-office jobs in fund management in areas such as compliance, operations, performance measurement and risk management.
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|Associate, Corporate Finance & Treasury||Brookfield Asset Management Competitive||UK-London||24 May 13|
A leading global asset management company is seeking to recruit a professional with corporate finance and trea...
|Senior Sales/Portfolio Management/Asset Management||EC1 Partners £100k base OTE £200k||UK-London||24 May 13|
Our client provides an award winning suite of solutions to the asset management marketplace.
|Compliance Officer||Paragon Executive Excellent Package & Benefits||UK-London||24 May 13|
Our Client, A Global Investment Manager with £250Bn AUM is looking to recruit a Senior Compliance Officer to ...
|Product Development Manager||Paragon Executive Excellent base + bonus + benefits||UK-London||24 May 13|
Our Client, A Global Investment Manager with £250Bn AUM are looking for a Senior Product Development Manager w...
|Senior Quantitative Analyst / Developer||Paragon Executive Very competitive||UK-London||24 May 13|
Our client, a large Global Asset Manager, is looking to hire a Senior Quantitative Analyst / Developer to join...
|Absolute Return Derivatives Portfolio Manager||Paragon Executive Excellent package (base + bonus'' + bene...||UK-London||24 May 13|
Our client, a large Global Asset Manager, is looking to make a senior hire due to growth and is looking to bri...
|Head of Internal Audit||Paragon Executive Excellent and Benefits||UK-London||24 May 13|
Our client a Global Asset Management company with 160Bln AUM and 22 offices globally is now seeking to hire a ...
|UK Marketing Executive||EMR up to £40K||UK-London||24 May 13|
An international asset manager with a strong presence in the UK market is searching for a talented Marketing e...
|Marketing Manager||EMR Up to £60,000||UK-London||24 May 13|
A global financial institution and FTSE100 business with operations across different locations is currently se...
|Investment Consultant – Derivative Structuring||Goodman Masson £70,000 - £85,000 + benefits||UK-London||24 May 13|
My client, a top tier investment consultant is looking for a consultant/senior consultant to join their specia...
|Junior Macro Analyst||Janikin Rooke Competitive||UK-London||24 May 13|
London Global Asset Manager looking to add a macro analyst to their team
|Investment Analyst||Janikin Rooke Competitive||UK-London||24 May 13|
Global asset manager looking to add an investment analyst to their team.
|Junior Equity Analyst||Janikin Rooke Competitive||UK-London||24 May 13|
London Global Asset Manager looking to add a junior analyst to their team
|Investment Director||Janikin Rooke Competitive||UK-London||24 May 13|
Leading Global Investment Manager looking to add a deputy PM to their London office.
|Assistant Director – Structured Finance||Taurus Asset Finance Ltd Competitive||UK-London||24 May 13|
Boutique finance/asset manager with offices in London and Los Angeles operating across a diverse range of sect...
|Equity Research Associate - Global Equities - Recently qualified ACA/ Chartered accountant sought||Greenwich Partners Excellent base and bonus||UK-London||24 May 13|
Super opportunity for a recently qualified ACA/ chartered accountant to join this global equities team
|Assistant Fund Manager, Top performing European Asset Management Firm||Greenwich Partners Base guide £65,000 to £75,000 with bonus||UK-London||24 May 13|
Outstanding opportunity to this top performing European investor
|Assistant Fund Manager, European Equities, Asset Management Firm||Greenwich Partners Excellent base and bonus||UK-London||24 May 13|
Superb opportunity to join this great European Fund, which has consistently beaten the benchmark
|Junior Associate, Private Equity and Alternative Investments Fund||Greenwich Partners Base guide £55,000 to £65,000 with bonus||UK-London||24 May 13|
Superb opportunity to join this leading private equity and alternative investments fund. Its ideal for someon...
|Junior Associate, High Yield Bond Fund||Greenwich Partners Excellent base and bonus potential||UK-London||24 May 13|
Superb opportunity to join this high yield bond fund
|Global Investment Analyst||One Search Competitive package||UK-London||24 May 13|
An opportunity for an experienced Equity Analyst to join an established long-short hedge fund in London.
|Senior High Yield Analyst||One Search Competitive package||UK-London||24 May 13|
This global renowned fund requires an experienced High Yield Analyst to join their successful and established ...
|Investment Analyst (Credit)||One Search Market Compensation||UK-London||24 May 13|
A rare opportunity for an Analyst to join a leading European Credit Investor, with new capital to deploy and a...
|Associate - Technology Investor||One Search Market Compensation||UK-London||24 May 13|
Top Technology Investor seeks Associate hire to deploy new capiatl across Europe.
|Director - Product Manager, Bank Loan Ratings||TheMcGraw-HillCompanies Competitive||UK-London||24 May 13|
The primary objective of the role is to champion S&P ratings in the loan markets. Working in close collaborat...
|Junior Operations/Fund Accountant- Systematic Hedge Fund||Huxley Associates GBP30000 - GBP45000 per annum + Benefits||UK-London||24 May 13|
My client, a premier systematic hedge fund in London, is looking to hire a bright, keen and motivated individu...
|ABS Credit analyst - Long Only Credit Hedge Fund - Mayfair||Selby Jennings Competitive||UK-London||24 May 13|
Our client is a top performer in the European credit hedge fund market. They have recently won several awards ...
|Group Management Accountant, Prestigious Asset Manager||Carnegie Consulting £60k-£70k pro rata||UK-London||24 May 13|
Our client is a city based asset manager. A new opportunity exists for a fully qualified accountant to assist ...
|Vice President, Origination and Solutions Group||Macquarie Bank Competitive||UK-London||24 May 13|
Macquarie Capital is looking to add a VP to its Origination & Solutions team. The role will involve supporting...
|AVP Sales||CognoLink Competitive||UK-London||24 May 13|
Looking for a sales role in a fast-paced environment where you can have a significant impact on a growing busi...